November 14, 2017

Department of Educational Studies
Critical Dialogues Seminar Series

Lifelong Learning from a Multicultural Perspective: the case of Brazil

Seminar by Dr. Ana Ivenicki, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Tuesday, November 14, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Ponderosa Commons Oak House (PCOH), Room 2012

The aim of the seminar is to discuss how lifelong learning and adult education have been conceived in political discourses in Brazil, based on a critical analysis of central policy documents produced in the last three years. The analysis of those documents can be of comparative interest to researchers in lifelong learning/education in other countries; Brazilian multicultural, unequal context and its challenges for lifelong learning could contribute to discussions in a global scenario where migrations, movements of refugees and other factors have resulted in an international need to promote education for adults within a lifelong learning framework that values diversity and shuns inequality.

Ana Ivenicki has a PhD in Education from the University of Glasgow . At present, she is a full Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a Researcher 1A at the Brazilian National Council of Research (CNPq). She has been publishing in Brazil and abroad about topics such as: Multicultural and Comparative Education and Teacher Education, Adult and Lifelong Learning and Higher Education Policies. In 2013 she received the award CORA CORALINA for her studies and commitment towards cultural diversity and inclusion in Education, given to her by the Secretary of Continuing Education, Literacy, Diversity and Inclusioin (SECADI, linked to the Ministry of Education), and by the Brazilian National Society of Post Graduation and Research in Education (ANPEd).